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CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 8:00pm EDT
against toyota of $16 million for failing to notify officials about the sticky pedals on its cars. we will talk about the role of nhtsa with several guests. we will include your phone calls and your twitter messages. we are going to hear from two former safety administration officials, dr. jeffrey runge, who served during the bush administration, and dr. ricardo martinez, who was nhtsa administrator for president clinton. in our last hour, we will get the auto industry perspective with dave mccurdy, and end with clarence ditlow. starting as off is dave shepardson of "detroit news." many people saw the headline -- regulators seeking a fine of $16.40 million against toyota. the statement said "if upheld." why does it say that? >> toyota gets to formally denied decide whether it wants to appeal the fine. this is by far the largest ever find that nhtsa has sought to impose. the previous was $1 million against general motors in 2004. the amounts are symbolic, given that these are companies with hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue. $16 million is a rounding error for them. >> what ha
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 5:30pm EDT
and engine throttle. toyota, alone, i believe uses the better sensor on the engine throttle control, but the less reliable sensor on the accelerator pedal. i guess my question is why does toyota use at least concluded by some, a less reliable than most other manufacturers use? is it a cost issue or what has pushed toyota into that judgment? who could answer that question? >> yup. [speaking japanese] >> we never use a sensor less reliable because of the cost. [speaking japanese] >> we put together a system under which the two sensors do not really give out the same values at the same time. but so doing we could examine the validity of the signal of systems. >> all right. i'd like to inquire with a written question a little bit more about that subject. let me again make this point if i can, i think what you are saying to the committee is you're doing a lot to try to establish reliability, once again, i don't think think any question that everybody in the room has read the ratings over many, many years. toyota has been a brand of reliability and dependability and quality and so on. but
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 6:00pm EDT
questioned about toyota last month. david strickland poke. here's part of that. >> chairman rush, ranking member and members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the department of transportation's vision for the future of a national highway traffic safety administration and its safe -- and its important safety programs. transportation safety is department highest priority. n.h.t.s.a.'s safety programs are an interval part of addressing that priority. even before i was sworn in as administrator on january 4, i knew n.h.t.s.a.'s program worked. and they work well. we just released numbers that show a continuing dramatic reduction in the overall numbers of highway deaths. the secondary this morning released a report that projects that traffic fatalities have declined for the 15th consecutive quarter and will be 33,963 in 2009, the lowest annual level since 1954. but we must do more. the loss of more than 33,000 people represents a serious public health problem to our nation. we will not rest until that number is zero. so how do we get there? h
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 9:30pm EDT
, but the reputation. >> what will be the impact on toyota's image? >> they have real bland loyalty with consumers -- real brand loyalty with consumers. i think they survived, they addressed the problems. recalls are part of a regulatory model that works, because even though there has been an increase in the number of recalls. it is a way to remedy potential defects much sooner than otherwise would be the case. >> how do you think the other car companies are going to react? >> it is a process. there really develop a cooperative, working relationship. the underlying case, like what both a doctor runge and dr. martinez were talking about, they talked about saving lives. it is lower than it was in 1954. they really are making vehicles safer. that is a time when the number of drivers have actually doubled, so there is n nhtsa as a success story -- has a success story here. >> there's an expectation that this is an electronic issue, not necessarily a pedal defect as toyota has said. if it is an electronic issue, to electronic companies need to come forward with their software codes and tell the public
FOX News
Apr 7, 2010 7:00pm EDT
>> shepard: brand new trouble for toyota. now word of an email before the vehicle recall and it is revealing. plus, new developments in the race to save the miners. i'm shepard smith. the news starts now. >> coal mine something a way of life for our families around here. >> shepard: when disaster strikes, folks here pull together. >> these are very, very strong people. >> shepard: crews have drilled. >> they cut through 1,093 feet. >> they have signaled. >> we banged on the pipe for 15 minutes or so. >> shepard: and all the while families have waited for news. >> it's just a sad situation. >> shepard: tonight, the latest development in the disaster at the mine. plus, leader vs. leader. tonight, reports of a simmering feud between president obama and the afghan president harmid karzai. all of this while tens of thousands of american troops are over there fighting a war first from fox this wednesday night, coal mining, it's connected to each and every one of us across this great nation. according to government accounts, half of the electricity we use in this country comes f
ABC
Apr 19, 2010 6:00am EDT
remain unstable. meteorologists. >> toyota has agreed to pay a maximum fine rather than go to court. t.j. winnick has more. >> according to the federal parliament, toyota knew about the problems of sudden accelerations and the brake pedals by september, but waited until january to tell regulators. later today the automobile giant agreed to pay a $16.4 million fine, for the maximum civil penalty allowed. >> this is a black eye for toyota because it shows the company did not care about safety, that it covered up the issue in the united states. >> while the company is likely to admit no wrongdoing, by paying the full civil penalty, it is accepting responsibility for hiding the safety defect in violation of law. >> it was once considered invincible and has taken a fall. >> its chief executive testified before congress and insisted the company had not tried to hide anything. >> in the name of the company, it has a longstanding tradition of pride, we never run away from problems or pretend not to notice them. >> federal officials say they would have levied a fine of $14 billion, had it been
CBS
Apr 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
. >>> more trouble for toyota. the automaker stops selling one of its luxury brands over safety concerns. >>> and against all odds. a florida girl, missing for four days, is found in an alligator-infested swamp. >> i burst, i ran in and told my alligator-infested swamp. >> i burst, i ran in and told my wife, and gosh. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, thanks for joining us, i'm michelle gielan. a series of strong and deadly earthquakes struck western china this morning. at least 300 people are dead, thousands of others are injured and unaccounted for. they're buried under collapsed buildings. peter sharpe of britain's sky news reports from beijing. >> reporter: this was a particularly strong earthquake. it measured 6.9 on the richter scale, and it struck at one of the most remote, inhospitable and rugged parts of china in the west of the country. it was followed, the first earthquake, was followed by 18 aftershocks. and the local residents were reduced to scrambling through the rubble using their hands and shovels in the first hours after the quake, trying to reach hundreds, tho
Univision
Apr 13, 2010 6:30pm EDT
la culpabilidad y los móviles racistas del acusado. >>> la toyota, con más problema rs la lexus tendría problemas de estabilidad se recomienda no comprarla 6789 6789 este es su noticiero univision con jorge ramos y desde méxico maría elena salinas . >>> qué tal, buenas noches el gobierno mexicano no iba a revelar, pero se filtró un informe indica que más de 22 mil personas han muerto desde que el presidente calderón lanzó ofensiva, el año pasado ha sido el más violento el problema no cesa y como nos dice edgar muñoz entre los nuevos objetivos están los consulados en méxico. >>> luego del estallido de una granada que causó cristales rotos en ventanas y susto de empleados la noche del viernes pasado >>> gracias a dios lo abrieron y aquí estamos tenemos cita a las 11 ahorita. >>> carlos pascual embajador de estados unidos en méxico dijo que aún no se ha dado con los culpable y que el gobierno mexicano reforzará la seguridad. >>> podamos mantener la seguridad del consulado no solamente para el personal y también porque vienen cientos de mexicanos todos los días p
CNBC
Apr 13, 2010 11:00am EDT
black eye for toyota, this time for one of its long-term champions. the slams the new lexus suv. we'll discuss what this means for the brand. >>> from consolidation to carry-on lcarry hf - carry-luggage fees. the president and ceo of virgin america will join us. >>> all right, well kmp back to "the call." i'm melissa francis. let's get you caught up on where the markets are trading right now. s&p 500 trading to the down side about 0.03%. the dow also trading on the down side, almost flat on the session, about 0.10% below that 11,000 mark right now and nasdaq on the down side. a little more than 0.10%. european markets getting ready for their close and right now all of them in the down, as well. the cac down by 11 points. >>> lots going on in the airline sector including increased consolidation. of course, charging for carry-on luggage as airlines scramble to find new sources. joining us right now to discuss, we have virgin america president and ceo david cush. first of all, your thoughts on this increased consolidation we're seeing and how that will affect you and your business. >>
MSNBC
Apr 8, 2010 4:00pm EDT
are switching from nuclear warheads to nuclear cars. we are going to an e-mail from a toyota executive sent before the recall saying the company is trying to hide the acceleration problems. toyota's response, we admit to doing a poor job of communication, but here is the question, how long did toyota know about this before it became public? who has an idea on that one? >> i think the crime is that they covered it up. i think if you had a problem, whether it was five days as some of the recent correspondence indicates, or two months, it's too much time. if there were drivers on the road that were not safe, toyota has a problem, and it's a huge problem. >> but it's a question that i cannot answer. if i am correct, toyota sales were up, not down, up, about 40%. so do consumers not want brakes? how does it work? >> it took a 9% dip when the information came out, and then a jump up to 40%, huge earnings and a very different situation. it will be governed by the market, do americans still trust toyota, and then the deals toyota was offering, and i think they could continue to do so. >> the fine b
CSPAN
Apr 7, 2010 10:00am EDT
those words with an announcement that it will seek a fine against toyota of $16 million for failing to notify officials . starting as off is dave shepardson of "detroit news." many people saw the headline -- regulators seeking a fine of $16.40 million against toyota. the statement said "if upheld." why does it say that? >> toyota gets to formally denied decide whether it wants to appeal the fine. this is by far the largest ever find that nhtsa has sought to impose. the previous was $1 million against general motors in 2004. the amounts are symbolic, given that these are companies with hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue. $16 million is a rounding error for them. >> what happens next? have you heard from toyota? if it goes to court, how long would the process take? >> toyota has two weeks to respond and say they will pay the fine or challenge it. nhtsa has to decide if it is going to uphold the fine. if toyota continues to challenge it, they will go to the district court to get a job to uphold it. that process could take several months if toyota decides to fight it. >> the tra
CBS
Apr 1, 2010 6:00am EDT
by toyota. an important message for toyota owners there has been a lot of people wondering about toyota recalls, get the facts and information at toyota.com. >>> all right. let's go out to the ronster. right now. >> reporter: good morning, don and marty. what a beautiful morning in baltimore. that is for sure. we are in front of one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, the fell's point recreation pier, it's almost 100 years old. of course changes are coming. interesting changes. a $45 million project that will bring a hotel here to one of baltimore's most popular neighborhoods. >> the fell's point recreation pier is one of baltimore's signature buildings. built in 1914, it once served as a community center. there were dances and basketball games. it's just been sold for $2 million. to local developer j joseph clark and h and s properties which built harbor east. a 132 room hotel is on the way. >> there will be a new hotel here on two levels inside, and the interior will be open to the sky. >> reporter: tourists stop here every day. the building doubled as a police station for th
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2010 10:00pm EDT
have similar problems like we have seen with toyota that consumers do not know about? >> every manufacturer has a problem. in terms of unintended acceleration, toyota is far and away -- they can't explain what goes wrong, and the government has done investigations with no for it -- floormat. it comes down to electronics. toyota hasn't gotten to the bottom of that, and it does not make sense. >> mark in new york, go ahead. >> am i on? >> you are, go ahead. go ahead with your question or comment. >> i wanted asked about the new cars they had today. i know they have in your bodies and they are small. but i want to know, how come they don't make any cars like he 225 -- the 225 that had the long bodies? . . >> you was on a dirt road, turning onto pavement and as he turned about 15 or 20 miles per hour, thankfully, he did not hit anything because there was nothing to hit. he did not go over a bump, nothing. we immediately -- his airbag went off. onstar came on. i almost took that same truck and would have been out on a double highway if i was in the same situation. he had started t i
CNBC
Apr 5, 2010 4:00pm EDT
that toyota is fined by the federal government of $16.4 billion for not notifying them, and that is the largest fine ever. so we are seeing a dip, but there are recovery in shares of toyota, but nonetheless, that is a significant story, and again, wrapping up the headline, the dow jones industrial average inching so closely to dow 11,000, a place it has not been since september of 2008. however, it with elusive on this day, maria. >> thank you, scott. a big day for energy. oil prices surging past $86 a barrel, and heavy volume as well, and here is sharon epperson at the nymex with that story and this is another one that won't quit, sharon. >> right. since october of 2008 have we seen prices at these levels. when you look at oil prices over the last week and month, you will see how we broke out of the recent range and decidedly so and where are the oil prices headed? well, almost every analyst says little technical resistance to where we are to $90 a barrel. you add to that the fact of positive economic data on jobs and pending home sales today and service sector and man
CNBC
Apr 6, 2010 2:00pm EDT
. >> thank you, diana. the nation's transportation secretary reagency after toyota is hit with a fine. phil lebeau just spoke with him a few moments ago. >> strong words from ray lahood about whether toyota is paying a big enough fine. fine on the company. keep in mind toyota has $25 to $30 billion in cash. some say the fine is not big enough. here's what the secretary had to say when i asked him a few minutes ago about it. >> we are limited to $16 million, because that's what the law says, but if you look at testimony when i was asked about this, i think those fines were set in a time when it was a different era, and i think now that people realize there are cars on the road that are not safe, they fines -- i'm going to work with congress on the idea that these fines don't reflect what they should. >> how much should they be fined? >> i'm going to work with congress on that. if i had my way, they would be much higher. >> keep in mind toyota has repaired 1.5 million defective gas pedals. toy out -- or the d.o.t. says toyota knowingly hid the defect. the d.o.t. is probing two other toyota re
ABC
Apr 19, 2010 5:00am EDT
to reopen. >> today toyota will announce whether it will pay up. good morning washinton begins right now. >> live, and in high definition, this is abc 7's good morning washington, on your side. >> good monday morning, washington. i am doug mcelway. >> i am natasha, in for alison starling. let's go to meteorologist brian van de graaff. >> temperatures in the 30's in the outlying suburbs. a frost advisory. in the immediate metro area the growing season begins on april 15. in the 30's in middletown. 44 degrees in springfield. 44 in college park. west of the city from fairfax and loudoun and prince william, there's a trust advisory until 8:00 this morning. mid afternoon it will be in the mid 60's and much more comfortable. -- frost advisory. >> their clearing overnight construction. north into baltimore and out to the airport are good. let's take you live across the potomac river at the american river bridge, moving nicely on this side of the beltway. back to the news desk. >> our top story, two students shot at a maryland college, one of them fatally. both were from the metro region. we are
ABC
Apr 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in this area. still to come on abc 7 news at noon. the government collects a record fine from toyota. the latest on the troubles of toyota. heading home? not yet. the shuttle discovery is still in space. >> the american taxpayer ought not to be charged for and won the from the got itself into trouble. >> will the democrats plan leave taxpayers on the hook? a new crackdown turns into a fight on the hill. it is a cooler day today. >> tens of thousands of people filled the streets in krakow to say a final goodbye to the president and his first lady. the winter the streets for a state funeral and burial. the ash cloud kept a number of world leaders from attending, including president obama. the defense secretary robert gates has a memo that he wrote, says it was not a week a call to the white house. the january memo set off a scramble within the obama administration. but gates says it only identifies steps that should be taken in defense planning. after the white house increase pressure on iran -- he says that no one to think that iran can get to washington off guard. >>> two leaders are
WETA
Apr 22, 2010 6:30pm EDT
business, all segments of our business and all geographic areas. so it's very comprehensive. >> toyota is a big brand for the autonation brand. clearly that was taken out of the mix in february. how did it behave in march and what dow expect from the toyota brand for autonation. >> well, what we saw with this crisis was that the fundamental trust and confidence that toyota customers had in the brand and the product toyota remained. and the american people are very forgiving. but they would like a gesture. so we communicated to toyota at the end of february that some level of incentive was appropriate considering the circumstances. and they came with a very nice program. and toyota customers responded dramatically to it. for us, our toyota business was up 38% in march compared to a year ago. >> how have your ford dealers been behaving. >> ford's done very well, up 40% for the entire quarter so it's very impressive number. ford accrued a dramatic brand goodwill from the american people by not taking a government bailout. then they had extraordinary products there ready and waiting. becau
CBS
Apr 19, 2010 6:00am EDT
employers are expected to attend. >> in the daily toyota update, they'll fork over millions of dollars of cash to the government. toyota agreed to pay a fine of $16 million the government says that the auto maker delayed a recall over gas pedals and toyota has until today to contest or accept the fine. >> hours from landing or possibly a day. the astronauts are watching the skies below them this morning. they're watching mission control and bad weather in florida could prevent the shuttle from touchingdown today. here's the latest from wjz-13. >>> >> reporter: discovery will touchdown with 2 1/2 tons of trash and discarded equipment from international space station. it was a mission with unexpected challenges including a faulty valve and a jammed latch. >> we've literally had blow after blow come at us and we've handled each one in smart fashion. >> reporter: stephanie wilson used this robotic arm to overcome this problem with the giant storage bin after the latch stuck. >> good job, ladies. >> reporter: nasa is going to fix it with a future space walk and three space walks upgraded eq
FOX News
Apr 20, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. >> shepard: nothing you can do about that in just the past 24 hours, toyota announced another recall, its second in a week. it also agreed to pay the largest fine ever for a car company for fail to tell regulators about problems with sticking gas pedals. that's, of course, on top of the 8 million vehicles toyota has already recalled. it may look like a public relations disaster. but, as it turns out, sales are up. drivers are still buying to its. phil keating is live in our florida newsroom tonight. what's the deal here? >> well, shep, one big reason that toyota's u.s. sales in march jumped 41% over march '09 was historic buyer incentives worth about $2,300 per vehicle. yet, every toyota customer we spoke with, one after another, said good toyota news or bad toyota news it just doesn't matter. they just love the brand. >> jeff, call on 700. >> you could call leann mcgrapth toyota's quintessential customer. >> it's nice. >> she says she has owned six or seven to its so far. her two sons own to its. and now she is shopping for another one. >> i just feel they are safe. they are proven time
NBC
Apr 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, toyota agrees to pay a fine of more than $16 million, stemming from the defect in its vehicles. it was pleased because the government says toyota delayed on telling them about sticking gas pedals. the a maker agreed to pay a but denies the allegation that it violated the law. a transportation official says toyota wanted to avoid contesting it in court. the government claims toyota knew about the problems last september but failed to issue a recall until january. 8 million toyota vehicles worldwide are affected by the recall. many people are still looking for jobs these days, but once a land that interview, how can you make yourself standout? tracy get some expert advice. >> you can blow an interview, absolutely. >> you are lucky to get in the door, but you are one of many. you cannot lose sight of that. >> two interviewed experts agree to tell us the dos and don'ts. they say some things are obvious the people must them all the time. harrah's is president of first financial burdens as cannot overstate your experience >> they do reference checking or people who may know the perso
ABC
Apr 7, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. >>> explosive new relations and the toyota investigation. the associated press is reporting five days before toyota announced a massive recall, the u.s. toyota executives wrote an internal email, "we need to come clean about accelerator pedal problems and the time to hide on this is over." accusations have been made to the effect we avenue about the accelerator pedal problems months before issuing the recall. >>> the fbi has arrested a california man for making threatening phone calls to house speaker nancy pelosi. the fbi said the man made calls to her home in california and washington and he knew her home address. >>> president obama is flying to prague to sign a strategic arms reduction agreement with his russian counterpart, dmitri megadeath. it requires the cold war rivals to cut their nuclear arsenals by nearly one-third. the president said the u.s. will use conventional, not nuclear weapons, against non-nuclear states, even in the event of a chemical or biological attack. next week, mr. obama boasts dozens of world leaders in washington for a nuclear security summit. >>> to radical cl
ABC
Apr 9, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. >>> toyota could face another fine from the federal government. the transportation department warned toyota the accelerator pedal problem that led to a recall was the result of tw separate defects that may require two separate remedies. the government has already fined toyota $16 million about the gas pedal problem. >>> the reserve unit 4 -- responsible for abusing iraqi prisoners will be mobilized for the first time this year. an army spokesman said the 372nd military police company based out of maryland is scheduled to go to iraq. the 372nd gained international spotlight back in 2004, when abuse photos taken at abu ghraib became public. seven members of the unit were charged, six served prison time. >>> the vatican has offered its side of the story. this follows a report accusing pope benedict of not removing a pedophile priest when he was a cardinal 25 years ago. the vatican says pope benedict played no part in blocking removal of the pedophile priest, but in 1985 a document bearing his signature suggest the pope may have tried to protect the priest. the priest is now 63 years old and a
FOX
Apr 7, 2010 10:00pm EDT
company. >>> another big story we're following tonight. toyota's internal troubles revealed. an e-mail exposes concerns about the automaker's souring public image. a top official writing about the defective gas pedals tells another official the time to hide this one is over. >> reporter: the e-mail was obtained by the associated press tucked in with thousands of documents toyota has turned over to government investigators. it was a month before toyota's president was hauled before congress, five days before the japanese car company announced a massive recall because of defective gas pedals. on january 16 of this year, toyota's top public relations official in the u.s. wrote to a colleague, we need to come clean. seemingly concerned the company wasn't handling its troubling safety issues effectively, miller worried toyota's outstanding reputation for producing safe and reliable cars and trucks was in peril. we are not protecting our customers by keeping this quiet, miller writes. on monday the obama administration fined toyota a record $16 millio
NBC
Apr 17, 2010 9:00am EDT
of declining values, the average homeowner will pay about $40 less next year. >>> two setbacks for toyota in one week. toyota suspended sales of the lexus gx 4-60. the magazine reported the seven-seater has a high rollover risk. derrick ward joins us from the news room with the latest details. >> just when we thought things were leveling off for toyota, another recall surfaced. more news for those toyota owners affected. 600,000 mini fans are being recalled. engineers say the road salt could contribute to the problem. the cable that holds the spare tire could come loose and tumble out posing a safety threat. owners have been notified and told where to take their sienna for inspection. another toyota-made vehicle got a thumbs down for consumer reports because of roleover concerns. >> we are telling people not to buy it until that is fixed. >> reporter: all this on top of the yet-to-be resolved problems. >> to have a label put on your label, don't buy, is extremely serious anytime, but this time in particular is terrible for the brand. engineers in japan say they have been able to duplicate
FOX
Apr 20, 2010 7:00am EDT
in the district in the 3600 block of alabama avenue southeast. the driver of a toyota vehicle you see there was killed after being struck by a speeding van. a child who was riding in that car is said to be in critical condition. witnesses said the van was traveling dangerously fast. the driver of the van was freed from the collision that sparked a small fire. there is no word on if any charges will be filed. >>> as a murder mystery of a d.c. principal deepens, the neighbors say the lack of details leave them worried. it likely happened after 11:30 wednesday night when friends last spoke to him and 7:00 a.m. thursday when he failed to show up for school. his home and a stolen suv are two key pieces of evidence. >> many times there is receipts or other papers left behind for -- by people who steal vehicles or who are in them for some period of time. we want to look at that information and see if it will direct us to who is responsible, who was in that car. >> we don't believe that this was a random act. while we can't fully rule out that it might be random, we believe that there was som
WETA
Apr 23, 2010 8:00pm EDT
of the year which is sort of a halo to get some of the toyota magic with the prius that gm's been lacking. >> speaking of toyota, how much of their problems are now rebounding and helping? gwen: that's a good point. if toyota's in trouble, then somebody's got to benefit. >> there was an amazing ap poll this week that said americans actually thought that american cars were of higher quality than asian cars, which obviously americans haven't thought for decades. >> that's a revolution. >> right. if you think about toyota and all of the problems they've had from the sudden acceleration, recall of 9 million vehicles worldwide, two more recalls just in the last week and the decision to pay the largest-ever fine in auto safety history of $60 million for delaying a recall by more than four months, it does give the domestic companies an opportunity to maybe convince toyota owners to come into the showroom. >> is it short lived, though if toyota gets its act together, could that then mean that the game is either slow or they -- could they erode? >> here's the interesting thing, toyota has really u
FOX
Apr 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
grade for a luxury car. how toyota is responding to a historically bad report. >>> healthcare reform and what it means for you. dr. carson answers your question live instudio. >>> and the lowest game attendance in oriole's tory. why so few people are saying take me out to the ball game. >>> good morning, it's wednesday april 14th. i'm patrice harris. it's a cold start to the day. it was messy and cold yesterday, and that continues this morning at least. meteorologist steve fertig is here with a look the forecast. >>> you keep talking about the cold and i keep talking about the fog and the problem is we have both. >> i felt the cold before i felt the fog. >> i didn't feel the fog, but i saw the cold. >> there could be fog across the mason dixon line. it's rather chilly to the north so i will give you that. >> okay. >> we are only 34 degrees in hagerstown. that is rather chilly. we do have 30s to the northern part of the state, across the mason dixon line a frost advisory. we will see plenty of sunshine this arch and the temperatures will warm up, too. future scan not showing a whole l
CBS
Apr 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
by toyota. toyota, buy right the first time, you'll save more in the long run. now, back to you. >>> let's go to the -- let's go to the ronster, ron matzs. >> don and marty. -- [talking over each other] >>> right across from the matthew's pizza. this is the creative alliance and what a great venue and so many shows going on here. and this morning, the collective dance troop behind me, a big show coming up. prescott, what's the deal. >> well, we have a show coming up friday at the creative alliance, that's the 16th at 8:00 p.m. and the collective will dance and make props and scenery. >> and excellent. heather, how are you. i'm great, how are you. >> are people going to see improve and dance. yes, and we do it and with style and the collective is good at dancing and great at improve alsoful. >> i've been watching you, let me tell you something they're phenomenal. i'll throw out a location, a place and we'll do improve. here's the location, a gas station. check this out. >> there's so much pollen, i've been washing the windshield for days. [sneezing] >> oh, next time can we just get a lime
NBC
Apr 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. police say that a toyota truck collided with a compact car. the driver of the car died at the scene. the driver of the truck has been taken to shock trauma. no word on what caused the accident. four city firefighters are recovering with a pair of fire trucks collided. they were making their way to wait to doubt -- two-alarm fire. charges have been filed, brittany garcia torched her boyfriend's apartment in the 3900 block of liberty avenue last week following an argument. she faces 24 counts. coming up, china is had by major earthquakes. a look at more of the damage as we cover the world. still being called a miracle, we will hear the story of - are you chronically ill and can't work? are you mentally ill and can't work? are you physically disabled and can't work? then the law firm of disability associates should be working for you. for years, disability associates has been working with our clients to get them the social security benefits that they deserve. don't be just another client at another law firm. - depend on disability associates because social security disability law is al
ABC
Apr 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
penalty against toyota. they are also facing $16 million for failing to notify the government about defective gas pedals. the transportation department says six other little -- says accelerator pedals have different defects. >> a credit we can in the district. -- crowded area in the district this weekend. john gonzales is in washington with what you need to know. >> this is seventh street next to the convention center. you can see steel fences already lined the streets. this weekend is always busy, but add to that the parade and dignitaries, and you have a traffic mess. >> this family is hoping to the curbside for the cherry blossoms parade, but realize getting around will be a challenge. >> [inaudible] >> this friday on afternoon is already a mass. he appears to be wearing the appropriate hat today. >> [inaudible] >> just up the road will be the nuclear security summit. >> there will be discussions about something very near and dear to him. >> roads will be closed and parking off limits and a large security perimeter is sure to cause gridlock. >> i think they should stay as far awa
ABC
Apr 15, 2010 12:00pm EDT
call takes a personal twist. new details of l theexus warning. toyota is taking >>> rescue workers are pulling more survivors and bodies from the rubble in western china. more than 600 people are dead after an earthquake there. rescue workers are fighting gusty winds. they're fighting all of that while they try to work. >>> the state department says russia is not suspending american adoption. report circulated after comments from russia's foreign minister. that is after a woman sent a seven-year-old adopted son back to russia on a plane by himself. >>> a plan to change the future of nasa is being hotly debated today. president obama will unveil his new vision and his plan includes planning nasa's mission to send an american back to the bone -- to the moon. >> i should have a plan b. i did not yet. i could be an aircraft mechanic. maybe i will drive a truck. >> there is a cliff and we're not sure what is on the other side. >>> the obama whitehouse says the moon mission was behind schedule and over budget. >>> light lit up the sky in wisconsin. it was a meteor shower. it began april
ABC
Apr 5, 2010 6:00pm EDT
february. toyota has two weeks to accept or fight the penalties. >> we have a developing story out of pakistan, where authorities are investigating a car bomb and grenade attack. the white house says that it has great concern about the attack. it left four people dead. islamic militants are said to have unleashed the attack. the violence comes hours after a suicide attack at a political rally that killed 45 people. >> coming up, an amazing story of survival. how 100 coal miners got through eight days trapped underground. >> university students took the first ladies' challenge, and now they will be rewarded. >> some parts of our viewing area will get some thunderstorms. that is still to come on abc7 thunderstorms. that is still to come on abc7 >> watching abc7 news at 6:00 p.m. with gordon peterson, chief meteorologis and sports. this is abc7 news at 6:00 p.m., on your side. >> breaking news of west virginia where a coal mine explosion has occurred. six people are dead and 21 are unaccounted for. it happened in raleigh karr county. -- in raleigh counted. -- raleigh county good >>> n
CNN
Apr 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
a decade since they evaluated any vehicle this poorly. yet another black eye for toyota. >> that's right. >> it, of course, is the parent company. >> this is a rare and very direct warning for buyers and owners of the lexus gx 460. about 5,000 cars have been sold. consumer reports says do not buy this car. they found significant and severe rollover risk during turns. they do all of these controlled testings, four different drivers found the same problem. they got another vehicle, found the same problem on this one. they say it is not isolated. it is a problem with the electronic stability control system. it manages the brakes and the steering together. so if you're going up an off ramp and there is some sort of an obstacle, you turn quickly, there could be a real rollover risk for people with this car. if you have this car, they say be very careful on any on ramps or off ramps because they're very concerned about the stability of the vehicle in those circumstances. take it to your toyota dealer and demand a fix. if you don't own this car and thinking about it, consumer reports in a very
NBC
Apr 19, 2010 4:30am EDT
this morning toyota is expected to sign paperwork for agreeing to the largest government penalty ever against an ought maker relating to its sticking gas pedal recall. according to a department of transportation official, by paying the record $16.4 million fine, the maximum allowed by law, toyota is accepting responsibility for hiding the safety defect. the japanese automaker is expect ed to pay the penalty before to avoid going to court. while toyota is not expected to admit to any specific wrongdoing. paying the fine will not release toyota from civil or criminal actions. >>> and now here's a look at some other stories making news today early today in america. new york police are asking for the public's help in identifying four young women who stole nearly 4,000 dollar in lingerie. two of the women distracted a store clerk while the others stuffed merchandise into their shopping bags. employees describe the suspects as young, possibly high school or college students. >>> some 50 new jersey residents are out of house and home this morning after a massive fire ripped through two apartment bui
CBS
Apr 19, 2010 4:30am EDT
airline traffic back on track. >>> toyota's troubles. decision day on a hefty fine imposed by the u.s. government. >>> and lady's night. carrie underwood makes history at the country music awards. ♪ >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, april 19th, >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, april 19th, 2010. remains unpredictable. millions of passengers have been >>> good morning. this morning airline travel in and to much of europe remains up in the air. some officials believe that ash from that volcanic cloud in iceland is subsiding, but meteorologists warn the cloud remains unpredictable. millions of passengers have been stranded and pressure is growing to reopen european air space. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, both air travelers and airlines are very anxious for things to start moving again, but uk officials just announced that british air space will remain closed until at least tomorrow morning. most of european air space will be closed for business for at least one day. >> we really have an unprec
FOX
Apr 15, 2010 11:00pm EDT
consumer -- [ indiscernible ] the company decided to recognize antarctica as a country. >>> toyota is responding to critics tonight after a j todaying warning about one of its suvs. maureen is back with your fox 5 top five. >> reporter: up first, toyota's new move to try to reassure consume e. number five toyota is testing all of its suvs to make sure they're not susceptible to rolling over the. the move comes after consumer reports issued a don't buy rating concerned it could topple. the automaker is testing ought toyota and lex suggestion suvs. number four the economy may be rebounding but the housing market is still struggling. a record number of homes fell into foreclosure in the first quarter of this year. that is according to realty track. that is a 35% increase from last year. and they expect to see a million foreclosures this year. >>> number three, don't blame the video games if your teen doesn't get a good night's sleep. a new australian study found it took teens who play -- [ indiscernible ] -- only slightly longer to full a sleep. >>> number two, put johns hopkins unive
NBC
Apr 13, 2010 7:00pm EDT
of the devastation and the enduring spirit there. >>> new trouble for toyota. one group is warning consumers they should not buy a certain vehicle. >>> and lost and found. a positive outcome tonight in the kind of story that all too often doesn't end this well. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. he is a genuine american hero. neil armstrong was the first man on the moon. since those years he receded into a quiet life in america. there is no neil armstrong action figure, no chain of restaurants, and while he's walked on the moon, he's never been tempted to dance with the stars. our veteran space correspondent jay barbree exclusively obtained a letter written by neil armstrong and several other icons of the space program. it directly challenges president obama's reported plans to idle the u.s.-manned space program. astronauts armstrong, jim lovell and gene cernan write, "without the skill and experience that actual spacecraft operation provides, the usa is far too likely to being on a long downhill slide to mediocrity." and on this annive
CNN
Apr 15, 2010 6:00am EDT
story, safety tests now being ordered on every suv that is made by toyota. >>> the automaker insisting it wants to put customers at ease after being forced to halt sales of their high-end lexus. consumers reports warned the readers not to buy it after there was potential rollover risks. >> we are tracking the story this morning. you brought us earlier in the week, when we last left, toyota hadn't weighed in. >> toyota has learned a tough p.r. lesson. auto giant moving quickly after the highly respected nonprofit group, consumer reports, warned their readers not to buy the gs-460. a potential stability problem with the $52000 suv. the vehicle's rear end repeatedly slides out in tight turns posing a risk for rollovers when exiting a highway. toyota is ordering tests on all of their suvs to determine potential problems. the company denying published reports in japan that it is recalling the 2010 gx-460. if you do own one and you are nervous about driving it, toyota is offering a free loaner car until the problem is fixed and identified. the big problem is that the company says, quote, the
MSNBC
Apr 6, 2010 2:00pm EDT
civilians in baghdad. one of them working as a journalist. >>> and the government ordered toyota to pay the largest ever penalty against an automaker. somewhere in america... there's a home by the sea powered by the wind on the plains. there's a hospital where technology has a healing touch. there's a factory giving old industries new life. and there's a train that got a whole city moving again. somewhere in america, the toughest questions are answered every day. because somewhere in america, more than sixty thousand people spend every day answering them. siemens. answers. >>> welcome back. a look at the stock market. stock prices were lower in the early going. a recent rally had taken the dow near the 11,000 level for the first time in 18 months. you see right now the dow is lightly up. s&p up as well and so is the nads dak. >>> president obama is proposing dramatic changes to america's nuclear strategy. under the new policy, the u.s. would not use nuclear weapons against nonnuclear countries. but defense secretary robert gates insists that, quote, all options are on the table when it
CNN
Apr 8, 2010 1:00pm EDT
you to the scene. >>> plus, questions we've been asking about toyota executives all along. what did they know about the safety problems? when did they know it? when were they warned? today we have a troubling new answer. >>> also, virginia's governor still says there should be a confederate history month. he's apologizing for leaving out any reference to slavery in his original proclamation. that is not soothing his critics. people on both sides are up in arms over thisser shoe. they're blogging about it like mad. we're going to step back. we're going to take a deep breath and have an honest discussion about the confederacy and what role it plays in american history. should there be a confederate history month? if you haven't chimed in, go to facebook and do it now on my facebook page. >>> as i said, let's go right back to vest wirnlg wirnlg and follow up on what is going on. brooke baldwin is in naoma, west virginia. they have had a serious setback in their attempts to reach those four miners that remain trapped. brooke, what's the update? >> reporter: the update is, best case scen
CNN
Apr 12, 2010 6:00am EDT
this time of year. >> still to come, a worker at toyota risks his job sending a letter to the company's president warning about possible safety problems. hear how the company responded coming up next. i've been growing algae for 35 years. most people try to get rid of algae, and we're trying to grow it. the algae are very beautiful. they come in blue or red, golden, green. algae could be converted into biofuels... that we could someday run our cars on. in using algae to form biofuels, we're not competing with the food supply. and they absorb co2, so they help solve the greenhouse problem, as well. we're making a big commitment to finding out... just how much algae can help to meet... the fuel demands of the world. if it's not there are over 50 international awards we'd better give back. the jaguar xf. the critically acclaimed result of a very different way of thinking. i want to fix up old houses. ♪ [ woman ] when i grow up, i want to take him on his first flight. i want to run a marathon. i'm going to work with kids. i'm going to own my own restaurant. when i grow up, i'm going to
ABC
Apr 6, 2010 3:05am EDT
and some are still missing. >>> plus, safety cover-up. the government accuses toyota of skirting the law. the historic fine being leveled against the auto giant. >>> and, bargain hunters. the couple that gives frugal a whole new meaning. your junk becomes their treasures. it's tuesday, april 6th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm todd connor in for jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita nair. >>> we begin with that developing story from west virginia. a coal mine explosion has killed at least 25 workers. >> mine safety officials say it appears that methane gas caused the explosion, just as in the sago disaster four years ago. the mine located in montcoal, west virginia. john donvan reports. >> reporter: there was an explosion at about 3:30 in the afternoon, and it was felt from some distance, as we heard from one of the miners who works there. >> we were on our way to go out to the other side of the mountain on the ueb side. but we got caught up in -- it was almost like a tornado. i mean, we got -- it stopped us dead because we couldn't go any farther because there
FOX News
Apr 8, 2010 3:00pm EDT
information about the toyota recall. what did executives know and when? this thing is growing and we'll have it for you next. identity theft, one of the fastest growing crimes in america. even if you think you're doing everything right, and hiding that social security number, you must still give it to your employer, your doctor, your accountant, insurance, school. the list goes on and on. and the identity thieves know who you must give it to. that's who they target. if they can get your personal information... they can turn it into money. basically you're on your own. you really don't know where to turn. the bank can only, you know, make sure the credits go through. fifty-eight different individuals are using... my old social security number. but there is one place you can turn... for real protection and real peace of mind. lifelock. a member called in and i could tell... that it was going to be a serious conversation. there had been two mortgages taken out in his name. he didn't have the time or the money... to take care of this problem and lifelock did it for him. lifelock is proactive pro
FOX News
Apr 8, 2010 7:00pm EDT
on the internet e-mail that showed toyota executived were discussing problems with the company's executives prior to launching a huge recall. tonight, we are learning what happened after that e-mail went out. plus, dozens upon dozens of people buried alive. and this is just the beginning of the damage. of the damage. that's coming up as fox reports. but i'm gonna take it to a thousand million. [ male announcer ] when you own a certified pre-owned mercedes-benz, chances are they'll own it one day, too. which is why it undergoes such a rigorous inspection to meet our uncompromising standards. one day, i'm gonna drive this to vegas. [ male announcer ] hurry in to your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for 1.99% financing during our certified pre-owned sales event through april 30th. it was really nice to meet you, a.j. yeah, you too. a.j.? (alarm blasting) (screaming) (phone rings) hello? this is bill with broadview security. is everything okay? no. there's this guy - he just smashed in my door. i'm sending help right now. thank you. (announcer) brink's home security is now broadview security. call no
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